CONTENTS

September 01, 1991

22
THE GREAT RACE
Carl Lewis beat Leroy Burrell in Tokyo and shattered the world record in the best 100-meter dash ever run
BY KENNY MOORE

NFL PREVIEW 1991

28
LEAN, MEAN SACK MACHINE
Bruce Smith is setting a blistering pace for the Buffalo Bills in their drive to reach another Super Bowl
BY RICK TELANDER

42
BATTLE OF THE BULGE
Even in a big man's game, extra pounds can weigh heavily on a player's career—just ask Bubba Paris
BY PETER KING

52
A GAME OF HOT AND COLD
And a wet and icy one, too. NFL players—and fans—take whatever Mother Nature can dish out

62
SPECIAL EFFECTS
Special teams players like Ron Wolfley, Reyna Thompson and Steve Tasker have very special talents
BY JILL LIEBER

88
SCOUTING REPORTS

AFC EAST 90
AFC CENTRAL 92
AFC WEST 94
NFC EAST 102
NFC CENTRAL 106
NFC WEST 108
BY PAUL ZIMMERMAN

96
THE NO FUN LEAGUE
End zone entertainers have gotten the trapdoor from the Geritol-guzzling, fuddy-duddy rule makers
BY CURRY KIRKPATRICK

118
SCREEN GEM
For offensive guru Sid Gillman, 79, the secrets of success in football are all there in the film highlights
BY PAUL ZIMMERMAN

DEPARTMENTS

6
LETTERS

17
SCORECARD

112
INSIDE THE NFL

130
BASEBALL

141
FOR THE RECORD

144
POINT AFTER

COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY BRAD TRENT/OUTLINE

PHOTOJOHN BIEVEROff on the Right Foot: The Kansas City Chiefs hope this will be a boom year for them and punter Bryan Barker, but Dr. Z thinks KC's efforts to win the AFC West will again be blocked by the Los Angeles Raiders (page 88).

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